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2021 Best Information Technology Schools in Florida

18 Colleges
$34,236 Avg Salary
$24,130 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Information Technology School for You

In 2018-2019, 2,315 degrees and certificates were awarded to information technology students who went to a Florida college or university. This makes it the #24 most popular major in the state.

It's not easy to decide which program to enroll in when you have so many options available. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

The Best Information Technology Schools in Florida ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 18 schools in Florida to see which ones offered the best programs for students. The factors used to develop this ranking include those related to how in-demand the school us, the overall quality of the school, and post-graduation wages, and more.

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2021 Best Information Technology Schools in Florida

The colleges and universities below are the best for IT majors pursuing a .

Top 10 Best Information Technology Schools

#1

Valencia College

Orlando, FL

Our 2021 rankings named Valencia College the best school in Florida for information technology students. Located in the city of Orlando, Valencia College is a public college with a very large student population.

On average, IT graduates from Valencia College take out $11,750 in student loans while working on their degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $122.

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Out of the 18 schools in Florida that were part of this year’s ranking, Rasmussen College - Florida landed the # 2 spot on the list. Located in the city of Ocala, Rasmussen College - Florida is a private for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

IT majors at Rasmussen College - Florida take out an average of $41,416 in student loans while working on their egree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $430.

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The excellent programs at Seminole State College of Florida helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best information technology schools in Florida. Seminole State is a large public school located in the city of Sanford.

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#4

St Petersburg College

Clearwater, FL

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend St Petersburg College. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Information Technology Schools in Florida list. Located in the small city of Clearwater, SPC is a public college with a fairly large student population.

On average, IT graduates from SPC take out $24,199 in student loans while working on their degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $252.

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#5

Palm Beach State College

Lake Worth, FL

The excellent programs at Palm Beach State College helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best information technology schools in Florida. Palm Beach State College is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Lake Worth.

The average amount in student loans that IT majors at Palm Beach State College take out is $12,747. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $132, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Florida International University ranked #6 on this year’s Best Information Technology Schools in Florida list. Located in the suburb of Miami, FIU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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Florida Institute of Technology did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for information technology students. It came in at #7 on the list. Florida Tech is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Melbourne.

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#8

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Nova Southeastern University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for information technology students. It came in at #8 on the list. Located in the suburb of Fort Lauderdale, Nova Southeastern University is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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Strayer University - Florida did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for information technology students. It came in at #9 on the list. Strayer University - Florida is a small private for-profit school located in the large suburb of Tampa.

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#10

Full Sail University

Winter Park, FL

Full Sail University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for information technology students. It came in at #10 on the list. Located in the large suburb of Winter Park, Full Sail University is a private for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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Best Information Technology Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Information Technology Colleges in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Georgia 2,237
Virginia 1,247
North Carolina 337
Tennessee 192
South Carolina 85
Kentucky 2,108
Louisiana 92
Alabama 120
Arkansas 76
Mississippi 83
West Virginia 806

Information Technology is one of 10 different types of programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 76,482
Computer Science 47,906
Information Science 17,779
Computer Systems Networking 14,055
Computer Software & Applications 12,793

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 18 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Craig Dennis.

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